Sunday, 14 March 2010


This is the card I made for my Mum today.
And, this is the poem that was tucked inside:

I love old mothers - mothers with white hair
and kindly eyes, and lips grown softly sweet
with murmured blessings over sleeping babes.
There is something in their quiet grace
that sparks the calm of Sabbath afternoons;
A knowledge in their deep, unfaltering eyes
that far outreaches all philosophy.
Time with caressing touch about them weaves
the silver threaded fairy-shawl of age,
while all the echoes of forgotten songs
seem joined to lend a sweetness to their speech.
Old mothers! - as they pass with slow-timed step
Their trembling hands cling gently to youth's strength.
Sweet mothers! - as they pass,
one sees again
old garden walks,
old roses
and old loves.
~ Charles Sarsfield Ross

My parents have just become Great Grandparents for the first time and so, at this monumentous occasion, these words are very apt.

Happy Mothers Day to all those of you who are Mums - Godesses in my eyes, each and every one!


  1. Beautiful card, Penny! I especially love the poem.

    Happy Mother's Day to you too!

  2. It's beautiful. I am sure your Mum will love it.

  3. I love that peachy color. Nice sentiments too.

  4. Love the poem....sure it will be cherished :)

  5. that's mum will be a great granny in the summer making me a Great Aunt ! Yer I AM a "GREAT" AUNT !!!! she said modestly !!!

  6. What a gorgeous Mother's Day card...beautifully created. The warm-hearted message is excellent and will be loved by your recipient, for sure. Well done.

  7. Lovely post! Your mother will love your beautiful, thoughtful card!

  8. hi! what a gorgeous card! and, i love the poem as well. your mother will love it. thanks so much for stopping my blog. i always appreciate comments. congrats on your upcoming marriage and yay-you have a son named Rowan! you make gorgeous cards-divine!

  9. I love the delicate card and the poem is so charming!

  10. So Pretty, I just love your poem, Your are so talented!

  11. Beautiful card & such a lovely poem, brought back memories of my own mother!

  12. Beautiful art and words- a lovely tribute to your mom!


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